Marengo Parade Bands, Pols…Ending with a Big Bang – Part 4

Mentioned a couple of times was local radio station WXMR.

Victory Rock Fellowship

Victory Rock Fellowship had young people singing.

Victory Rock Fellowship featured its presence on the air in a sign on the side of its float.

McHenry County Board candidate Kelly Liebman's car.

McHenry County Board candidate Kelly Liebman’s car.

Kelly Liebman of Wonder Lake announced her candidacy for McHenry County Board in District 6 through her participation in the parade.

Kelly Liebman was preceded by Allen Skillicorn, who is running for State Rep. in Mike Tryon's district.

Kelly Liebman was preceded by Allen Skillicorn, who is running for State Rep. in Mike Tryon’s district.

She didn’t ride in her convertible, choosing to walk instead.

WXMR declared its presence with a parade entry. Note the train in the background, which delayed the parade.

WXMR declared its presence with a parade entry. Note the train in the background, which delayed the parade.

The community radio entry came next.

One of these horses showed why most parades put them in the back.

One of these horses showed why most parades put them in the back.

One horse drawing a wagon left a present for the clean-up crew.

The horses were pulling the Sassy Lassies float.

The horses were pulling the Sassy Lassies float.

Vehicles behind it, drove closer to our side of Route 23.

The Glory Bound Rescue Ranch entry.

The Glory Bound Rescue Ranch entry.

An organization I hadn’t heard about before is the Glory Bound Rescue Ranch.

As nearly as I can determine, they take pets (I saw several dogs) who are growing feeble.

Joe Gottemoller walked my shady side of the street.

Joe Gottemoller walked my shady side of the street.

The next politician was McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller.

You can see how his car avoided what one horse left behind.

Mary McClellan

Mary McClellan

Next was McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan with Nunda Township Supervisor Lee Jennings at the wheel.

The Confederate Flag came though Downtown Marengo. (The Historical Society found KKK material on the second floor of one of the Downtown stores.)

The Confederate Flag came though Downtown Marengo. (The Historical Society found KKK material on the second floor of one of the Downtown stores.)

Confederate soldier redactors with a cannon were followed by a diminished Union Rifle Company.

These Union soldiers took on the Confederate cannon contingent they followed.

These Union soldiers took on the Confederate cannon contingent they followed.

They engaged in mock battles along the parade route.

The kids standing next to me scared when the cannon was fired. Apparently I was, too. I must have shaken the camera.

The kids standing next to me scared when the cannon was fired. Apparently I was, too. I must have shaken the camera, which is hard to do.  Usually photos are quite sharp.

The parade ended with a tremendous bang.

The cannon being fired.

A better picture of the cannon being fired in a previous parade.


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